Double Take

Chapter 52

Chapter 52

"Good morning! How are you feeling today?" Daniel came in the same way he had for the past three mornings, happy and carrying a breakfast tray with eggs, bacon, juice and her pills.

She put on a false but convincing smile. "Good." She was still in bed and he set the tray gently across her lap.

"How did you sleep?" Daniel was too busy making plans to stay in her room with her. Besides, he was waiting for the wedding night – he wanted to do this right.

"Like a log." Robin took a bite of the eggs. "Great as always."

"I'm glad you like them." Daniel gently stroked her cheek. "I have wonderful news – we can head home today."

Robin's heart stopped. She had been playing along with Daniel's delusions while trying to figure a way out. If Daniel believed that Robin was going with him willingly, he may not drug her and she could use that lapse in judgment as a chance to escape. "That is great news. When?"

"This afternoon, after lunch. I still have a few more things to work out and then we will be on our way." He kissed her.

"Do you need me to do anything to help?" Robin tried to sound nonchalant and wasn't sure if she was accomplishing it or not.

"No my dear, I have everything under control. The wedding plans are complete and in less than 48 hours, we will be husband and wife." Daniel held her hands tight, a crazy grin on his face.

Robin smiled back at him. "And I cannot wait."

Patrick paced the floor of the living room, rocking Alex in his arms. The boys were taking turns being difficult and today was Alex's turn - again. Patrick decided to try singing to the boy. "Now I've had the time of my life, no I never felt this way before…"

He was interrupted by a knock on the door. Opening it, he found Mac and Dante standing there, smiles on their faces. "We found her."

Robin was pacing the floor of her room when the door flung open and Daniel stalked in, his good mood from the morning completely gone.

"Daniel, what happened?" Robin was scared that her plan to escape had been discovered.

"This is the Port Charles Police Department – we have the place surrounded. Please send out Robin, unharmed, and then follow her out – hands raised." Dante was calm, cool and collected over the loud speaker.

"How did they find us?" Daniel was moving about the room erratically, randomly picking up different objects around the room and throwing them.

Robin slowly made her way to the now open door. In his anger, Daniel had forgotten about it. While Daniel's back was turned, Robin made her move and dashed out the door. She ran down the hall and was almost at the front door when Daniel grabbed her by the hair and roughly pulled her back against him. "Liar! I should have known better than to believe a word you said!"

Daniel dragged her into the living room and threw her onto the couch. Robin hit the couch hard and was recovering when Daniel ran into the kitchen and, less than a minute later, came back out with a large knife. He pulled Robin off the couch and held her against him, her back against his chest. "They want to see you Robin so let's go. Your audience awaits."

Daniel put the knife up to Robin's throat and walked her to the door.

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